Scoresby, M.D., Petitioner, v. Catarino Santillan, Individually and as Next Friend of Samuel Santillan I fought this case with the assistance of Jason Smith all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Essentially , this case set a state wide precedent that helps injured patients get access to the courts. The Texas Medical Liability Act places an onerous burden on patients to pursue genuine medical malpractice cases. This case helps injured patients get access to the court that did not exist before we won this case. This was decided by the Texas Supreme Court on July 1, 2011. Michael Alan Yanof, Philipa Remington, for Tyler Scoresby, M.D. , Randy J. Hall, David Leon Pratt II, for Yadranko Ducic, M.D. and Eric Rene Reyes, for Catarino Santillan.